Dusty Rhodes and the Bluesmobile began back in 1987 born from the seeds of two legendary Hawkes Bay bands, "Bluebeard" and "The Hoochie Coochie Blues Band". Members share a passion for blues and blues/rock music, and while the band has had some personal changes over the years the nucleus of Dusty Rhodes and Tim Walton has been constant for most of this time.
The band is centred on the guitar genius of Rhodes, who is also singer/songwriter. It has produced two recordings to date "Live at the Cabana 89" and "You Asked For It" in the mid nineties, also appearing on a recording for Creative Napier in 2008. At its peak the band toured extensively, gaining a following through its dynamic for its live performances and appearing at top venues and concerts throughout the country.
After taking a breather in 2001, responding to renewed demand Dusty Rhodes reformed in 2007 and is once more appearing with the Bluesmobile, presenting a show which blends a wide variety of material including original songs.
Committed to the blues, the band has long lived up to its reputation as one of the top true blues bands, they can perform in any number of situations, for tiny corner bar to the concert sized bar to outdoor venues, and also private celebrations.